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Boston Truck Accident Lawyer
A shocking 3,852 people were killed in truck-related accidents in 2015. Based on the size of trucks, and the fact that these accidents commonly occur on highways, personal injury and property damage can be quite serious when these accidents happen. Plus, trucks take much longer to brake than do passenger vehicles. Trucks typically weigh 20-30 times more than passenger vehicles. Truck safety laws and regulations are governed by state and federal law. Truck accidents usually result when these laws and regulations are violated. For example, drivers of large trucks are only allowed to work 11 hours at a time, but this requirement is commonly violated. We help innocent people that have been injured due to negligent truck drivers. As a Boston truck accident lawyer, Christopher Earley can help you if you have been injured in a trucking accident.
I am a Boston truck accident lawyer that aggressively pursues truck drivers and trucking accident companies that do not follow the law. We also help to make sure you are provided Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits to pay for your medical bills and lost wages, and will help you complete all necessary insurance paperwork.
Common Causes of Massachusetts Trucking Accidents
- Distracted Driving
- Improper Lane Change
- Equipment Failure
- Violations of Hours-Of-Service Regulations
- Following too Closely
- Improper Training and/or Supervision
- Improper truck license/certificate
Vehicles Commonly Involved in Trucking Accidents
- Dump Trucks
- Flatbed Trucks
- Box Trucks
- Garbage Trucks
Common Injuries From A Boston Trucking Accident
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Bruising (contusions)
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
How a Boston Truck Accident Attorney Can Help You
These accidents can be very complicated. The injuries tend to be serious, and multiple parties are typically involved. As a Boston car accident lawyer, our office looks into all possible parties that may have contributed to the accident. The truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, truck equipment manufacturer, and other parties can potentially all be involved in a claim. We also uncover and pursue all available insurance companies and policies.
The investigation into these accidents is usually very intensive and lengthy. Frequently, investigators and accident reconstructionists are brought into the case to decipher exactly what happened in the accident and who is responsible. The truck itself, its equipment, trucking company records, and accident scene are typically thoroughly investigated in these matters.
As a Boston trucking accident law firm, our focus is to obtain for you full and fair compensation for all injuries and losses you suffer in your trucking accident. If an out-of-court settlement cannot be reached with the insurance company, then a lawsuit will be filed. A lawsuit is an opportunity for more in-depth investigations into the cause of the accident. For serious trucking accidents with devastating injuries, lawsuits are extremely common.
National Trucking Accident Injury Data
According to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety:
- Around 4000 people in 2016 were killed in large truck crashes
- Of those fatalities, 17% were truck occupants, 66% were occupants of cars, and 16% were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.
- The number of people killed in truck crashes was 27 percent higher in 2016 than in 2009.
Compensation Our Massachusetts Truck Accident Law Firm Pursues
- Medical Bills
- Pain and Suffering
- Past Lost Wages
- Future Lost Wages
- Scarring or Disfigurement Compensation
- Property Damage Reimbursement
- Reimbursement for Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
Common Types of Boston Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can take many forms. Here are some common trucking crash accidents:
- Rear-end Accidents
- Intersection Accidents
- Side-Swipe Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Failure-To-Yield Accidents
- Work-Related Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- T-bone Accidents
- MBTA Car Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Taxi Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Parking Lot Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Bicycle Accidents
- Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Claims
The Statute of Limitations For Massachusetts Truck Accidents
Generally, these accidents have three-year statutes of limitations. This means that if the case does not settle, a lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of the trucking crash in Massachusetts. If a lawsuit suit is not filed, then your claim will be time-barred. Delays never help these cases as evidence can be destroyed , or lost, and important witnesses can disappear. If you are thinking about filing a Massachusetts lawsuit for a car accident, don’t wait, and call us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.
If you need a Boston truck accident lawyer, we can help you. Our office only gets paid if we win your case, so call now!
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